July 2nd, 2012 at 2:18 PM ^

I follow his twitter account and the guy has had a few bad things to say as of the last two days.  Some fans pissed him off and he was talking about camping down south this summer.  No clue what that it all adds up to or means but I found it interesting.


July 2nd, 2012 at 2:47 PM ^

his tweets are exactly like an up and down teenager. i think hes 60% Michigan and 40% Florida. as Michigan fans its probably best to unfollow him if you tend to worry about things....he has every right to consider them and open up his recruitment. but we as fans should never criticize him like it appears he has received


July 2nd, 2012 at 2:32 PM ^

""I'm looking forward to the competition," he said. "I love competition. I'm No. 1 at my position, and I'm going to look for the No. 1 defensive tackle and I'm going to take him on.""



July 2nd, 2012 at 4:53 PM ^

"I was expecting to be the No. 1 guy. You're not supposed to expect less. I wanted to be the No. 1 guy, and I was excited when the list came out. Then the second list was released and I was still No. 1. That was a good feeling."

I like his drive as well - he demonstrates here a desire to be the best at his position and to continue to be the best at it. To me, that means we're going to get an awesome OG and a hard worker on top of it. It seems like this staff is not only getting good talent, but a great  work ethic with these kids too. I would think that only good can come of that down the road. 


July 2nd, 2012 at 2:40 PM ^

The guy does start every day with a tweet that says,

"Good Morning

God Bless

Go blue"

Seems like the appropriate way to start your day if I do say so myself. I doubt he is going anywhere, plus I wish some of these guys would realize that people talking trash on the internet could be trolls.

Wisconsin Wolverine

July 2nd, 2012 at 3:39 PM ^

One slightly unrelated thing that this article made me think of is another dimension to the "Team ___" nomenclature - I really like it because recruits like Dawson & his classmates can refer to themselves as Team 134 already, but when it comes time to set foot on campus and join the rest of the players, every class is unified as Team 134.  Dawson's use of the term is simultaneously referring to his recruiting class and the entire future Michigan football squad.

Sione's Flow

July 2nd, 2012 at 4:16 PM ^

Man,the kind of determination this kid has is remarkable. No doubt his father would be proud of him, I think anyone reading that story would root for him to own that No. 1 DT

Charlie Chunk

July 2nd, 2012 at 5:19 PM ^

It's terrible that David lost his Dad at such a young age, but at least he had a good relationship with his father. That's something he can rally around for the rest of his life!



July 2nd, 2012 at 7:37 PM ^

Great kid and fierce competitor, you have got to love that! I just hope this class stays together because they will be one hell of a TEAM by the time they reach their soph/junior years. GO BLUE!!


July 2nd, 2012 at 7:49 PM ^

I would be lying if I said I was not worried about Dawson becoming a decommit though. Ever since that LSU/Les Miles tweet I have been skeptical. I really hope he holds on and wears the beautiful winged helmets and the BEST color combination known to man, Maize and Blue...As always, GO BLUE!


July 2nd, 2012 at 10:03 PM ^

As someone who lost a father at a very young age, I know how hard it can be. I can't imagine having to take on such a public role on the heels of such a tragedy. David, if you're reading this, (a) you are a living tribute to your father, so keep doing what you're doing, and (b) stop reading this, along with everything else on the internet. There isn't anything good on the internet.


July 2nd, 2012 at 10:08 PM ^

The people who have actually spoken to David seem convinced he's 100% committed. Dawson himself has said he's a solid commit more times than I can count. Dude is committed.

I can't promise he'll end up at MIchigan. The general bloodymindedness of the Universe ensures that nothing can ever be guaranteed. But those who speak of how likely he is to jump ship based on nothing but conjecture and Twitter tea leaves are embarassing themselves.